Saturday, August 16, 2014

Summer Fun at the Mermaid!

 Summer Camp with Cat was a huge success!
Catherine Wilson is a Judy Niemeyer Certified Instructor we brought up from Southern California.
Everyone had a great time!

Here's Jenny with her finished runner! 

Our Underwater Holidays Challenge is well under way!
We have a few Challenge kits left, so call if you'd like one!
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 Becki's Shaman Chicken & Mermaid Doll classes have been very popular.

Of course, our Breakfast Clubs & FINtastic Mini Retreats have been 

Everyone has been very productive.  

The retreat meals seemed to be pretty popular.


 We were also very lucky to have Nancy Rink visit us & talk about her new BOM, Color Love. Her beautiful quilt is hanging in the shop if you want to visit us.
This BOM will begin soon at Calico Mermaid - as soon as I get everything
unpacked & prepared!

So that's how our summer was ... just watch for some 
Fabulous Fall Fun coming soon!
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Friday, July 18, 2014

Jolly Jingle Workshop

Our Second Annual Jolly Jingle Workshop was an amazing success!

Our terrific teachers, Jenny, Karen, Margaret, & Sheri, had 13 workshops from which to choose. 
Over 3 days, participants made up to 8 different Christmas projects.

There were paper piecing projects, applique, quilted, sewing projects, & handwork. 
There were small & large projects - something for everyone!


  It was a great week of making new stitchy friends & enjoying some longstanding friendships.

Saturday, July 12, 2014

Summer Camp with Cat

We just finished a whirlwind week with Catherine Wilson, of 
Queenie Quilts from Southern California.
Beginning paper piecers & experienced Judy Neimeyer addicts 
all enjoyed creating Judy's amazing  Quiltworx patterns.

Cat, certified Judy Neimeyer Instructor, does an amazing job teaching paper piecing.

Saturday, July 5, 2014

Underwater Holidays Quilt Challenge

Win $100 shopping spree at Calico Mermaid!


So we thought up a new fun challenge for you:
Underwater Holidays! 
ANY holiday - but underwater!
Start thinking Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year's, Valentine's Day, 
St. Patrick's Day, Easter...
How's that for something a little different?! 

The Challenge packet has a half yard of a luscious Hoffman batik, & you must use a recognizable amount in your challenge piece - as much or as little as you want - and add whatever you want.
The size can vary from 12" square to 36" square - additional details are in the packet.

You could win $100 shopping spree at the Mermaid!
Challenges are due to Calico Mermaid on October 1 & the voting will begin October 4.
The winner will be selected by popular vote throughout the month of October & announced on November 1.


Is your imagination buzzing with ideas? 
Come on down & pick up your Challenge packet soon - they're already swimming out the door!


Friday, June 20, 2014

A new kind of shop hop!

All summer long & no passports!
1250 shops across the United States!
Doesn't that sound like fun!?

 Visit any of the participating shops between July 1 & September 2, 2014 and receive a  
free pattern for a row in a quilt. 
Combine your rows in any way you choose to create a unique quilt that represents the fun you had traveling throughout the summer. 
 This is our row!

Create a quilt using at least 8 different rows and be the first to bring it into a participating shop to 
win a stack of 25 fat quarters (6-1/4 yards of fabric!)
If you use that shop’s row in your quilt, you win a bonus prize! 

You can find the participating shops, listed by state here:
There's also a map on that page to help you plan your attack.
When you click on a state, you will see a link to that state's Facebook page 
with pictures of the row for each shop.
Check out the Facebook pages for all kinds of inspiration.

 Exclusive Fabric Plates by Zebra Patterns will be available in most shops around the country. 
Each one is unique! 
Collect a bunch to create fun projects, sewing studio wall art or even a fun backing for your quilt...
or a bag!

Be safe, have fun & come see us at Calico Mermaid!